ROAMING SHORES — Voters approved Tuesday a levy for Roaming Shores police that will bring additional money into the police department.
Issue 45 is a three-year, 4-mill levy that will generate $257,152 for the village police department. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $140 annually in taxes. The levy passed with 228 for and 190 against, according to unofficial election results.
Now that the 4-mill levy was approved by voters, the village has said it intends to let an existing 3-mill levy passed in 2015 expire next year.
The police department has been in existence since 1990 and over the years it has varied between a part- and full-time department.
Currently the department is a full-time department with a chief, sergeant, one patrol officer and two part-time officers. Chief Wil Roskos could not immediately be reached for comment.
Mayor Jennie D’Amicone said she is thankful for the voter support when reached after results came in.
“We’ve been operating on a shoestring budget for several years,” she said. “This levy will help our department continue to provide a safe and secure community for our residents.”